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Sanitary Sewer Lining Project Begins Early September

Post Date:08/28/2020 8:00 AM

Medicine Hat – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, work begins on the sanitary sewer system in the South Central area of the city between Higdon Avenue SE and Carry Drive SE. The project is expected to conclude in mid-October.

Existing concrete infrastructure has experienced degradation from high sulphate levels. The repair requires draining and cleaning the existing pipe, inserting an epoxy liner through the sewer system between two manholes, and then curing it in place with steam. The technology allows full restoration of the sewer trunk without having to excavate and expose the piping.

The project is a continuation of the Carry Drive lining project that was completed in 2018 and will be completed in segments to minimize traffic disruption. Water and Sewer services will remain operational throughout this project, with the exception of emergency activities and scheduled short duration interruptions.

Motorists are advised to plan routes in advance and to follow detours directing them around the construction area. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Medicine Hat continues to work on critical infrastructure improvements. Residents are reminded to stay at least two metres from construction crews and allow them space to work safely.

The Environmental Utilities Department would like to thank residents for their continued patience and understanding as the necessary upgrades are completed to ensure safe and reliable infrastructure for years to come. 

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For more information, please contact:
Environmental Utilities Department
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8176

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